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Thin White Line


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Thin White Line is the sequel to Learning to Breathe, Andy Cave's bestselling debut book which was joint winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize and winner of the Adventure Travel Award at the Banff International Festival.

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Andy Cave was born into a mining family and is now a cutting-edge alpinist with several formidable first ascents to his credit. He has a PhD in socio-linguistics and is an IFMGA international mountain and ski guide. His first book, Learning to Breathe, was joint winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize 2005 and Winner of the Adventure Travel Award - Banff Festival 2005.


"An intriguing mix of travelogue, mountaineering history, geography and an affectionate portrait of the climbing fraternity" * Financial Times *
"A skilful blend of dialogue and descriptive prose threading a narrative that captures the highs and lows of a mountaineer's existence and the environments he travels through... Plenty of action... Gripping" * Climb *
"In Thin White Line, Andy Cave picks up the story after his epic on the north face of Changabang in which his partner was lost in an avalanche. He could have been forgiven for giving up climbing after the harrowing experience but he returns with a vengeance, climbing hard routes from Alaska to Patagonia" * Daily Telegraph *
"Andy Cave's compelling autobiography is, like Joe Simpson's Touching the Void, a gripping book on mountaineering that will appeal even to those who didn't know they were interested in climbing" * The Observer *

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